Indian in rape case posts bail, freed-A A +A
Saturday, October 20, 2012
AN INDIAN national, who was accused of molesting a woman who borrowed money from him, was released from detention after posting bail at the Regional Trial Court (RTC).
Records from the RTC-Office of the Clerk of Court showed Pawandeep Kaur Singh, 26, of Ecoland Phase 1, posted P24,000 before RTC Judge Evalyn Morales.
Singh, a moneylender, was charged with violation of Republic Act 9262 or the “Anti Violence against Women and Children Act of 2004” based on the affidavit of 19-year-old victim (real name withheld).
Singh was arrested Sunday following the complaint of the victim.
The victim earlier said she texted the accused to borrow P15,000 cash with interest of 10 percent for her tuition fee.
She said the suspect texted her again on October 7 saying, he will let her borrow such amount and they will go to the motel on October 10.
She said Sigh picked her up at a grocery store and proceeded to the motel at 6:30 p.m. but only promised to give the money after sex. They left the motel at 8 p.m. and went to an automated teller machine (ATM) at a nearby mall where the man gave her P1,500 and said he will withdraw P3,500 more.
However, she said the ATM went offline so they went to Singh’s house to get cash. She said she was made to wait outside the house.
“He never returned and instead he texted me to leave because his cousin might see me, so I left and went home. I texted him again on Thursday that I will get the cash, but he got mad and threatened me that he will upload the video and pictures unknowingly taken by him while we were in the motel,” the victim said.
The case is yet to be raffled off to a family court next week. (Ariane Caryl N. Casas)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 20, 2012.